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Saturday, October 15, 2011

What's Blooming Today October 15, 2011

Thanks to Carol and her fairy friends for again hosting Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!  We have slipped into the grey and perpetually dripping, misting, or raining days of fall, but  my containers on my deck, are still doing well, here some mums and some purple Calibrachoa.
I don't actually have much blooming this time en masse except the Japanese Anemones, in pink and purple,
These cheery Snapdragons have actually volunteered in my baskets for 2 years running.
There are a few Dianthus superbus with their feathery blooms.  This one is ablaze-
And the more demure pinks-
This one looks almost iridescent-
A large Cyclamen hederifolium bulb somehow ended up over near my woods-

Some of the Agastaches are valiantly trying a few last blooms-
Pink Panda strawberries are blooming here and there-
And the very common and reliable Sedum 'Autumn Joy' are putting on a show,
A similar color in my favorite rose, Zepherine Drouhin, first and last rose to bloom in my garden-
And another pink flower, Spirea japonica 'Little Princess, contrasting with leaves that have their fall flame colors on.
Similar colors in their everyday foliage, Berberis thunbergii 'Rosy Glow', contrasting with Variegated Silverberry, which has little out of focus flower buds coming on, soon to open to waft a delightful fragrance across the yard.
Meanwhile over in the vegetable garden, colorful blooms on my Cardoon plant-
One of those mysterious disappearances, my usual fall asters are nowhere to be seen....  Yours are heart wrenchingly beautiful, Carol.  Sigh.  And the variegated foliage on your toad lilies is so crisp and lovely.

Happy Bloom Day, Hannah


  1. Happy Bloom Day; so many pretties in your garden as the days wind toward winter.

  2. Oh, I love dianthus. I wonder what happened to your asters. Your containers look so cheerful! Happy GBBD!

  3. Thanks for the tour. Happy GBBD.

  4. Thanks for the comments. I love Dianthus too. This is the only one still blooming now though. It is delightfully fragrant. I have kept the same containers going a year or two, I bring them in to my cool basement and keep them by the window.

    Sometimes something disappears overwinter, like 2010 ALL my Hydrangeas, but I would never expect all the fall asters to disappear.:-( I'll have to plant some more next year.

  5. Lovely post, you really can't beat Japanese Anemones for fall elegant (and yet, so tough!). I can't believe I forgot to check my own Strawberries to see if they were blooming...oops!